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  • Have you been crushing on someone, but wondering if it's becoming something more?

  • Emotions can be messy and hard to decipher when all we hear is our loud heartbeats, or feel giant butterflies in our stomach.

  • The upside is that as we grow older and gain more relationship experience, the answer becomes more clear.

  • Here are five differences between crushing on and falling in love with someone.

  • 1. A crush develops fast, while love grows over time.

  • When you first develop a crush on someone, it can feel fun, flirty and exciting.

  • It's a lot like dancing with a flame, but it doesn't last forever.

  • Love, on the other hand, takes time to grow.

  • It demands patience, understanding and hard work.

  • When we crush on someone, it's the loud adrenaline rush that pounds on our chest.

  • Love, however, allows us to find inner peace within ourselves.

  • It's a lot quieter, subtle even, and can sneak up on us when we least expect it.

  • 2. A crush forms from the basics, while love thrives from deep connections.

  • Have you ever liked someone because they shared the same interests as you?

  • A crush forms from basic information like that.

  • Maybe the two of you had the same favorite color, or you can quote an entire movie together from beginning to end.

  • But that's not necessarily love.

  • Love isn't afraid to dive in the deep.

  • It asks us to be vulnerable and go past the small talk, hobbies, and picture perfect Kodak moments.

  • It's sharing secrets, and sometimes, it means confronting the past and mending together.

  • 3. A crush might feel insecure while love stems from trust.

  • Crushing on someone can leave you feeling insecure when you compare yourself to others, but love is built on the foundation of trust.

  • When you love someone, you feel at ease with them, you're neither possessive nor jealous.

  • Love teaches us to let go of our fears, whereas crushing on someone allows them to linger.

  • 4. A crush feels new while love feels familiar.

  • When you crush on someone, it often feels fresh and young.

  • But as you get to know someone better, love forms, making you enter rooms that feel familiar.

  • It's like being with your best friend, someone who knows you inside and out, perhaps better than you may know yourself.

  • When you're crushing on someone, you're too shy to even make it past the welcome mat.

  • 5. A crush is reckless while love is mature.

  • Ever had a crush on someone that made you scratch your head years later?

  • Crushes can be confusing, reckless, and inconsistent.

  • Love isn't so easily discarded though.

  • When love begins, so does maturity.

  • You'll learn how to be vulnerable, how to compromise, and how to grow with someone.

  • It's more than just a feeling but a life changing experience.

  • Do you think you're crushing or falling in love with someone?

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Have you been crushing on someone, but wondering if it's becoming something more?

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5 Differences Between Crushing & Falling in Love

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    Ginger Liu posted on 2019/06/14
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